Our Volunteers work has been recognised by a Paths for All Award – and we have £250 to spend on new gloves, brooms and rakes
The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife: the Trust promotes education and recreation through the Visitor Centre and works with volunteers and community groups to deliver around 240 river clean-ups and habitat improvement tasks annually.
Operating since 1988, it was the first river charity to be established in Scotland. Support our work by becoming a member, sending a donation or joining the hundred-strong team of volunteers who are involved in projects on the river and in running the Visitor Centre.
The Trust is a registered Charity (number SC000015). Our work is supported by City of Edinburgh Council’s Services for Communities and Children and Families Departments.
Our Centre Café is now open for Sit in and Takeaways every day 10.00am to 4.00pm.
For the last 15 years we have been creating ‘biodiversity boost’ sites along the river. These are sites which were …
Our volunteers have been cleaning up the river from source to mouth for over 30 years. Still a monthly clean …
It’s COP 26 and everyone’s talking climate change. Even the Primary Fives. Last week, I was with a class taking …
With the COP26 conference is about to get underway we have been thinking about the work our river does for the city and its residents. However this summer the Water of Leith has been under great pressure and its beginning to show – could this be a consequence of climate change?
Join us at the centre for this talk on 22nd November 7.30pm – tickets are limited and covid distancing will be in place, please wear a mask